I welcome speaking proposals for keynotes and workshops are that are inspiring, interactive and informative. The topics below can be delivered as a keynote, conference breakout session, training, TedTalks, panels and webinars. Additional topics can be customized at your request. Past clients include: Nonprofit Marketing Guide, The South Carolina Association of Fundraising Professionals, North Carolina Community Development Association, North Carolina Professional Housing Rehabilitation Association, North Carolina Housing Coalition and the 2017 Create Good Conference.
Pricing will vary based on selections.
I travel primarily out of Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Yes, You are a Writer: How to Get Your Stories Published
- Go Get Granted: A Workshop for New Grant Writers
- R.E.A.L. Talk: Cultural Competency in Communications Strategies
- Board Diversity MATTERS
- Words Matter: The Language of Inclusion
- How trends in modern media, fake news and journalism ethics will impact your coverage
- How to have G.R.E.A.T Media Relations
- How to maximize media before, during and after your fundraiser
Possible Workshop Topics
Understanding Modern Media:
The Trifecta: Earned, Owned and Paid Media
Traditional Print and Digital Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Trade, and Business Magazines)
Broadcast Media (Radio and Television)
Citizen Journalism (Social Media, Blogs, and Podcasts)
The Basics of Journalism Ethics
Common Jargon Used By Reporters and Producers
Pitching Your Story to Get Great Coverage
Involving Your Entire Team
Identifying and Targeting Media Outlets
Developing Relationships, Cultivating Your Database, Finding Media Contacts
Identifying Reporters Speaking to Your Key Audience
Building Your Tool Kit & Press Packages
Relying on More than Words to Tell Your Stories
Attracting Coverage for Data and Reports, Crafting Statements, Op-Eds and Editorials
Navigating Journalism Matchmaking Services
Responding to Media Request, Inquiries, and Invitations
Help Journalists Find & Care About Your and Your Data
Preparing the Entire Team for Interviews
Is Your Event Media-Friendly?
Effective Online Newsrooms
Social Media, Websites & Blogs
Fast Moving News Stories and Crisis Communications
Making a Statement, Acting on Opportunities that Relate to Your Mission
Crisis-Control Protocol, Issuing a Calm Crisis-Control Statement
What Does Off the Record & “No Comment” Really Mean?
What Happens to Fake News & When the Media Gets It Wrong?
How to Handle Retractions, Corrections, Apologies, and Opportunities